David Cox is a partner with the firm’s nationally and internationally recognized Insurance Recovery Team, focusing his practice on the preservation and recovery of insurance-related assets for policyholders and complex commercial litigation issues. He has experience representing corporate policyholders - including manufacturers, government contractors, professional services companies, numerous banks and other financial institutions, investment companies, trade associations, and non-profits, in connection with civil actions, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and advice involving a wide range of commercial insurance and reinsurance issues, including insurance company bad faith and coverage for cyber-liability and data breach, catastrophic property and business interruption losses, directors’ and officers’ liability, and professional errors and omissions, copyright and trademark infringement, defamation, construction defects, theft and fraud, asbestos bodily injury disputes and environmental liabilities. Mr. Cox also has experience defending clients in complex financial services litigation, and has experience in consulting on complex e-discovery issues.

Mr. Cox has also committed many hours to representation of pro bono clients. In 2010-2011, and again in 2013, he was part of a team of firm attorneys who developed a series of webinars with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Community Economic Development (CED) Project, on risk management and insurance matters, focused on issues faced by non-profit organizations. The firm was honored as the co-recipient of the D.C. Bar’s 2011 Frederick B. Abramson Award for its work on this project.

Mr. Cox has been recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the area of Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine. He was listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and ranked as a "Recognised Practitioner" in the area of Insurance: Policyholder. Mr. Cox is currently Co-Chair of the Cyber/Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.

Professional & Community Activities

District of Columbia Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association

     Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Cyber & IP Sub-committee Chair 

     Litigation Section - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Member

Street Law Program in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center and the District of Columbia Public School System, Participant

District of Columbia's Landlord Tenant Resource Center Staff, Volunteer

North Carolina Law Review, Former Member


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    with honors
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. (1994)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina

Who We Are

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Washington, DC, 20005-2018
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David L. Cox

Experience Highlights

Reinsurance coverage arbitration for captive insurance company of major accounting firm
Represented captive insurance company of major accounting firm regarding professional liability losses. more
Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business more
Insurance coverage litigation for holding company, directors, and officers of failed bank under FDIC receivership
Represented and successfully settled insurance coverage litigation for certain former directors and officers of a failed bank, and the bank’s holding more
Insurance coverage litigation for a government contractor regarding losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina
The firm represented a government contractor in litigation, successfully settled, regarding coverage for catastrophic property damage and business more